That was fast: After picking up a charming turn-of-the-20th-century West Village townhouse last year, chef and The Chew host Michael Symon has already put the house back on the market. This time, it’s gotten a wee price bump: Symon paid $5.14 million for the 2,500-square-foot home; its current asking price is $5.8 million.
The listing notes that the narrow home has been "renovated for a contemporary lifestyle," but despite Symon’s culinary background—he’s best known as a Food Network personality, but also owns a bunch of restaurants in Cleveland, Detroit, and beyond—he didn’t make too many changes to the kitchen upon moving in.
In fact, the decor is really the only thing that seems to have changed here; a third-floor "media room" got a modern upgrade, but many of the charming historic details remain. And the house still has the same historic caché as before, sitting on property that was once owned by Aaron Burr and John Jacob Astor, among others.
But back in 2013 when it was first up for sale—and couldn’t fetch $6.25 million—commenters noted that it seemed way overpriced. Does that bode poorly for Symon? Only time will tell.